Matt Kalasky

Matt Kalasky

Matt Kalasky is a critic, designer, and arts organizer living in Philadelphia. 

DAYTIME:  He is the Education and Public Engagement Coordinator at The Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design.
TWILIGHT-TIME: He is an artist member with the Vox Populi collective. 
NIGHT-TIME: He is the current Co-Director at The St.Claire--an online publication and arts organization based in Philadelphia.
ALL-THE-TIME: With Mike Treffehn he is 50% of I am the One Who Knocks--Philadelphia's second-best lecture-onica soul-cialist cover jam band


Octavia Butler’s “Kindred”: A Living Movie Trailer Book Group

Octavia Butler’s “Kindred”: A Living Movie Trailer Book Group, 2017

As part of A More Perfect Union, Matt Kalasky hosted an event in which participants gather to engage Octavia Butler’s 1976 science-fiction classic Kindred. This time-traveling slave narrative is in part propelled by the dynamics of several interracial relationships. This event featured readings from the book and a group discussion. From these discussions the group wrote and performed a five minute literary trailer for the book.

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